The Reverend Robert Eugene Walden (age 79) died following a long illness yesterday evening (Monday, April 10, 2017). Bob was ordained a Priest by Bishop Edmond Browning on April 4, 1978. He served in this Diocese as the Assistant to the Rector at the Church of the Holy Nativity, Aina Haina (1977-1979); Vicar of Christ Memorial Church, Kilauea (1979-1981); Rector of All Saints Church, Kapa'a (1979-1997); and as in various capacities (interim, assigned supply, priest-in-charge, supply) all about the Diocese (Grace, Epiphany, Calvary, etc.). While remaining canonically resident in Hawaiʻi, Bob also served as the Rector of All Souls' Church, Chatan, on Okinawa, Japan (1997-2003). Bob was an officer in the Air Force from 1962 to 1974.
A memorial service is planned to celebrate Bob's life for Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 10:00 AM, Calvary Episcopal Church, 45-435 Aumoku Street, Kaneohe (Oahu).
In lieu of flowers, Bob asked that monetary gifts be given to Calvary Episcopal Church, 45-435 Aumoku Street, Kaneohe, HI 96744
ALMIGHTY AND ETERNAL GOD, to whom there is never any prayer made without hope of mercy, be merciful to the soul of your faithful servant, Robert, being departed from this world in the confession of your Holy Name that he and all the departed may be welcomed into the company of thy saints, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. May our brother, Robert, rest in peace. Amen.